Fairness in Action
How do we teach students to treat others with fairness - playing by the rules, taking turns and sharing, being open-minded, listening to others, not taking advantage of others, and not blaming others? Here's how three educators put this behavior into action.
My favorite reply to the "I hate this" remark (or any other inane complaint) is "Bummer." Add a knowing, commiserative nod. You appear sympathetic to the poor child's "discomfort," yet you invite no more comment. Kids have no response for this.
—csanders, high school teacher
Don't hold an incident against a child for the remainder of the year.
—Lois Yukna, bus driver, Woodbridge, New Jersey
—spinycollard, from a Do the Right Thing discussion board